Monday, March 7, 2011

Must Read Monday: Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Last week I reviewed The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. As you could probably tell, I L-O-V-E-D it! It seriously is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. So it should come as no surprise that this week I am reviewing the last two books in the trilogy. I know what you’re thinking, why are you reviewing 2 books instead of 1?


Well the answer to that is simple my friend, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to Katniss and Peeta. I really think that you should just buy the book set. Seriously, I read both books in like two days. I guarantee you that you’ll be kicking yourself if you only get one of the books because you’ll be dying to know how the story ends.

Ok, giddy rave over. Now on to the actual review which will be a little hard because I don’t want to give away any spoilers in case you are still reading the first book, so I’ll do my very best.

Since most, if not all of you, already know this is a trilogy I think that I’m safe in assuming that you guys know that Katniss and Peeta both survive in the first book right? In Catching Fire, both Peeta and Katniss have made it out of The Hunger Games (I’ll let you find out how they managed that on your own). Just when you start to think that they are safe the Capitol throws them for a loop and they have to back into The Hunger Games. This, as you can probably guess, is not normal for winners. There’s action, a love triangle and a whole lot of surprises that will keep you turning the pages. Since this is the second book in a trilogy you can probably guess that this book will leave you on a total cliffhanger. This cliffhanger will totally have you running to the last book in the trilogy.

Mockingjay is the last book and it definitely ties up all the loose ends. Beware you are in for a nail biter. The third book has a lot of action. It delves deeper into Katniss’s role in the society as the Mockingjay. This book has a great message because, although this series is set in the future, it still managers to show you that one person can make a difference so long as they choose to take a stand. While this series focuses a lot on physically fighting for change, I think that its main goal is not to create violence but to show where violence can lead, even if the violence seems justified. At the end of the day all of the changes that happen in the Katniss’s world are not because of the violence of the games but because of the love that Katniss had for her sister Prim. It was this love and not the violence that changed how her society lived and that is such a great message don’t you think?

On a side note, I am so excited that they are making these books into a movie! I just hope that they stay true to the books. Have you read any of these books? What do you think?




1 comment:

  1. Love these books!

    Amanda
    amandarosetew.blogspot.com

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